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Walter Camp Award Watch List Announced

Jul 18, 2014
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Fifteen Southeastern Conference football players were among the 76 named to the watch list for the 2014 Chuck Bednarik Award, as announced by the Maxwell Football Club.

Chuck Bednarik Award - Defensive Player of the Year
Position
Player
School
S
Landon Collins
Alabama
LB
Trey DePriest
Alabama
DE
Alvin Dupree
Kentucky
DE
Trey Flowers
Arkansas
LB
Leonard Floyd
Georgia
DE
Dante Fowler
Florida
DE
Markus Golden
Missouri
LB
Jordan Jenkins
Georgia
LB
A.J. Johnson
Tennessee
LB
Benardrick McKinney
Mississippi State
S
Cody Prewitt
Ole Miss
DE
A'Shawn Robinson
Alabama
S
Robenson Therezie
Auburn
LB
Ramik Wilson
Georgia

Three Southeastern Conference football players have been named to the Preseason Watch List for the Ray Guy Award, which honors the nation's top collegiate punter, the Augusta Sports Council announced.

The SEC players named to the Preseason Watch List include: Sam Irwin-Hill (Arkansas), Drew Kaser (Texas A&M) and Taylor Hudson (Vanderbilt).

Kaser (Texas A&M) is the lone returning Ray Guy Award finalist from 2013.

Ray Guy Award - Punter of the Year

Year
Player
School
Sr
Sam Irwin-Hill
Arkansas
Jr
Drew Kaser
Texas A&M
Sr
Taylor Hudson
Vanderbilt

Three Southeastern Conference kickers have been named to the 30-player Watch List for the 2014 Lou Groza Collegiate Place-Kicker Award, as announced by the Palm Beach County Sports Commission.

The three SEC players include: Colby Delahoussaye (LSU), Elliott Fry (South Carolina) and Marshall Morgan (Georgia).

The Award is named for National Football League Hall of Fame kicker Lou "The Toe" Groza, who played 21 seasons with the Cleveland Browns. Groza won four NFL championships with Cleveland and was named NFL Player of the Year in 1954. Although an All-Pro offensive lineman as well, Groza ushered in the notion that there should be a place on an NFL roster for a kicker.

Lou Groza Award - Nation's Top Place-Kicker

Year
Player
School
So
Colby Delahoussaye
LSU
So
Elliott Fry
South Carolina
Jr
Marshall Morgan
Georgia

LOUISVILLE, Ky. - Four Southeastern Conference football players were among the 47 student-athletes named to the 2014 Watch List for the Paul Hornung Award presented by Texas Roadhouse, the Louisville Sports Commission announced.

The SEC players named to the list were South Carolina's Pharoh Cooper, Alabama's Christion Jones, Mississippi State's Jameon Lewis and Missouri's Marcus Murphy.

The Paul Hornung Award, now in its fifth season, is given annually to the most versatile player in major college football by the Louisville Sports Commission and football legend and Louisville native Paul Hornung, the Golden Boy.

The 2014 Watch List was compiled by a panel of college football experts based on a combination of 2013 statistics, career performance and expectations heading into the 2014 season. Profiles of each player and information about the Award can be found at www.paulhornungaward.com.

Hornung is impressed with the skills and attitude of the players on the Watch List. "It's great that we are able to acknowledge outstanding players who contribute any way possible to help their team win," Hornung said. "Doing what it takes to win was a trait that I learned early in my athletic career and carried with me to Notre Dame and the Green Bay Packers. I look forward to following the players on our Watch List during the upcoming season. And I enjoy watching many of our winners and finalists from the first four years as they make their marks in the NFL."

Paul Hornung Award Watch List Presented by Texas Roadhouse - Most Versatile Player

Position
Player
School
WR
Pharoh Cooper
South Carolina
WR
Christion Jones
Alabama
WR
Jameon Lewis
Mississippi State
RB
Marcus Murphy
Missouri

NEW YORK - Seven Southeastern Conference football players have been named to the Preseason Watch List for the 2014 John Mackey Award. Given annually to the most outstanding collegiate tight end, the award recipient is selected by vote of the John Mackey Award Selection Committee and the 2014 John Mackey recipient will be announced on December 10, 2014 and then presented live on December 11, 2014 at The Home Depot College Football Awards Red Carpet Show on ESPNU.

The seven SEC players included on the Preseason Watch List include: Rory Anderson (South Carolina), Evan Engram (Ole Miss), Hunter Henry (Arkansas), OJ Howard (Alabama), Malcolm Johnson (Mississippi State), Jay Rome (Georgia) and CJ Uzomah (Auburn).

NFL Hall of Fame member John Mackey is considered to be the best to have played the tight end position. A tight end by whom all others are measured, Mackey was a role model on and off the field as demonstrated by his Super Bowl Championship, his commitment to community and his place in history as the first President of the NFLPA.

John Mackey Award Watch List - Most Outstanding Tight End

Year
Player
School
Sr
Rory Anderson
South Carolina
So
Evan Engram
Ole Miss
So
Hunter Henry
Arkansas
So
OJ Howard
Alabama
Sr
Malcolm Johnson
Mississippi State
Jr
Jay Rome
Georgia
Sr
CJ Uzomah
Auburn

Thirteen Southeastern Conference football players have been named to the Preseason Watch List for the 78th Annual Maxwell Award, as announced by the Maxwell Football Club.

The Maxwell Award, named in honor of Robert W. "Tiny" Maxwell, has been given to America's College Player of the Year since 1937. Maxwell's contributions to the game of football were extensive, including as a player, a sportswriter and an official.

Alabama's AJ McCarron was the 2013 recipient of the Maxwell Award.

Maxwell Award - America's College Player of the Year

Position
Player
School
WR
Sammie Coates
Auburn
QB
Jacob Coker
Alabama
RB
Alex Collins
Arkansas
WR
Amari Cooper
Alabama
TB
Mike Davis
South Carolina
QB
Jeff Driskel
Florida
TB
Todd Gurley
Georgia
RB
Derrick Henry
Alabama
QB
Nick Marshall
Auburn
QB
Dak Prescott
Mississippi State
QB
Bo Wallace
Ole Miss
RB
Jonathan Williams
Arkansas
RB
T.J. Yeldon
Alabama

A nation-leading 11 Southeastern Conference football players have been named to the 2014 Fall Watch List for the Rimington Trophy, which includes 66 of the best centers in Division I college football.

SEC players included on the Rimington Trophy Watch List include: David Andrews (Georgia), Evan Boehm (Missouri), Dillon Day (Mississippi State), Reese Dismukes (Auburn), Max Garcia (Florida), Ryan Kelly (Alabama), Mike Matthews (Texas A&M), Elliott Porter (LSU), Jon Toth (Kentucky), Joe Townsend (Vanderbilt)and Cody Waldrop (South Carolina).

The Rimington Trophy is presented annually to the Most Outstanding Center in NCAA Division I-A College Football. Since its inception, the Rimington Trophy has raised over $2.5 million for the cystic fibrosis community. The fifteen-year old award is overseen by the Boomer Esiason Foundation, which is committed to finding a cure for cystic fibrosis and has raised more than $100 million for CF Research.

Dave Rimington, the award's namesake, was a consensus first-team All-America center at the University of Nebraska in 1981 and 1982, during which time he became the John Outland Trophy's only double winner as the nation's finest college interior lineman.

Rimington Trophy - Most Outstanding Center

Year
Player
School
Sr
David Andrews
Georgia
Jr
Evan Boehm
Missouri
Sr
Dillon Day
Mississippi State
Sr
Reese Dismukes
Auburn
Jr
Max Garcia
Florida
Jr
Ryan Kelly
Alabama
Jr
Mike Matthews
Texas A&M
Sr
Elliott Porter
LSU
So
Jon Toth
Kentucky
Sr
Joe Townsend
Vanderbilt
So
Cody Waldrop
South Carolina

Sixteen Southeastern Conference football players were named to the 2014 Preseason Watch List for the Bronko Nagurski Trophy, awarded annual to the nation's most outstanding defensive player in college football.

Players may be added or removed from the watch list during the course of the season. Once again, the FWAA will choose a Bronko Nagurski National Defensive Player of the Week each Tuesday throughout the season. If not already on the watch list, the honored player will be added at that time. The FWAA and the Charlotte Touchdown Club will announce five finalists for the 2014 Bronko Nagurski Trophy on Nov. 20.

The Bronko Nagurski Trophy winner will be chosen from those five finalists who are part of the 2014 FWAA All-America Team. The FWAA All-America Committee, after voting input from the association's entire membership, selects the 26-man All-America Team and eventually the Nagurski finalists. Committee members, then by individual ballot, select the winner, the best defensive player in America.

Bronko Nagurski Trophy - Most Outstanding Defensive Player

Position
Player
School
DB
Landon Collins
Alabama
LB
Trey DePriest
Alabama
DE
Alvin Dupree
Kentucky
DE
Trey Flowers
Arkansas
LB
Leonard Floyd
Georgia
DE
Dante Fowler Jr.
Florida
DE
Markus Golden
Missouri
DB
Vernon Hargreaves III
Florida
LB
Jordan Jenkins
Georgia
LB
A.J. Johnson
Tennessee
LB
Benardrick McKinney
Mississippi State
DT
Robert Nkemdiche
Ole Miss
DB
Cody Prewitt
Ole Miss
DE
A'Shawn Robinson
Alabama
LB
Ramik Wilson
Georgia
DT
Gabe Wright
Auburn

A nation-leading 19 Southeastern Conference football players were named to the 2014 Outland Trophy Watch List, given to the nation's most outstanding interior lineman.

The Outland Trophy winner is chosen from three finalists who are part of the FWAA All-America Team. The FWAA All-America Committee, after voting input from the entire membership, selects the 26-man first team and eventually the Outland finalists. Committee members, then by individual ballot, select the winner. Only interior linemen on offense or defense are eligible for the award; ends are not eligible.

Outland Trophy - Most Outstanding Interior Lineman

Position
Player
School
G
Vadal Alexander
LSU
C
David Andrews
Georgia
C
Evan Boehm
Missouri
G
A.J. Cann
South Carolina
OT
La'el Collins
LSU
C
Reese Dismukes
Auburn
OT
D.J. Humphries
Florida
OT
Germain Ifedi
Texas A&M
C
Ryan Kelly
Alabama
G
Arie Kouandjio
Alabama
G
Alex Kozan
Auburn
C
Mike Matthews
Texas A&M
DL
Robert Nkemdiche
Ole Miss
OT
Cedric Ogbuehi
Texas A&M
DL
A'Shawn Robinson
Alabama
OT
Corey Robinson
South Carolina
OT
Brandon Shell
South Carolina
OT
Laremy Tunsil
Ole Miss
DL
Gabe Wright
Auburn

Four Southeastern Conference football players have been named to the preseason watch list for the 2014 Jim Thorpe Award, given to the nation's top defensive back.

The SEC players included on the watch list include: Landon Collins (Alabama), Vernon Hargreaves (Florida), Cody Prewitt (Ole Miss) and Tre'Davious White (LSU).

The Jim Thorpe Award, which goes to the nation's best defensive back, was established in 1986 and is named after history's greatest all-around athlete, Jim Thorpe. Thorpe excelled as a running back, passer and kicker on the offensive side of the ball, but also stood out as a defensive back. In addition to his legendary performance on the football field, Thorpe played professional baseball and won Olympic gold medals in the decathlon and pentathlon.

Jim Thorpe Award - Outstanding Defensive Back

Year
Player
School
Jr
Landon Collins
Alabama
So
Vernon Hargreaves
Florida
Sr
Cody Prewitt
Ole Miss
So
Tre'Davious White
LSU

Nine Southeastern Conference football players were among the 51 named to the watch list for the 2014 Butkus Award, which honors the top linebacker in collegiate football.

Butkus Award - Best Collegiate Linebacker
Year
Player
School
Sr
Trey DePriest
Alabama
So
Leonard Floyd
Georgia
Jr
Kris Frost
Auburn
Jr
Jordan Jenkins
Georgia
Sr
A.J. Johnson
Tennessee
Sr
Benardrick McKinney
Mississippi State
Sr
Braylon Mitchell
Arkansas
Jr
Reggie Ragland
Alabama
Sr
Ramick Wilson
Georgia

Thirteen Southeastern Conference football players were among the 123 named to the watch list for the 2014 Rotary Lombardi Award. Eligibility for the Rotary Lombardi Award is limited to down linemen, end-to-end, either on offense or defense, who set up no farther than 10 yards to the left or right of the ball, or linebackers who set up no farther than five yards deep from the line of scrimmage. The candidates earned a place on the preliminary watch list by earning All-American honors, being named to their respective all-conference teams or receiving 2014 pre-season honors.

Rotary Lombardi Award - College Lineman of the Year
Position
Player
School
G
AJ Cann
South Carolina
T
La'El Collins
LSU
C
Reese Dismukes
Auburn
DE
Trey Flowers
Arkansas
LB
Leonard Floyd
Georgia
LB
A.J. Johnson
Tennessee
DT
Chris Jones
Mississippi State
G
Arie Kouandjio
Alabama
LB
Benardrick McKinney
Mississippi State
DT
Robert Nkemdiche
Ole Miss
T
Cedric Ogbuehi
Texas A&M
DE
A'Shawn Robinson
Alabama
LB
Ramick Wilson
Georgia

The Tallahassee Quarterback Club Foundation, Inc., announced that four Southeastern Conference football players have been named to the Preseason Watch List for the Biletnikoff Award, which recognizes the outstanding receiver in college football.

Biletnikoff Award - Outstanding Receiver

Year
Player
School
Jr
Sammie Coates
Auburn
Sr
Amari Cooper
Alabama
Sr
Jameon Lewis
Mississippi State
So
Laquon Treadwell
Ole Miss

Five Southeastern Conference football players have been named to the Preseason Watch List for the 2014 Davey O'Brien National Quarterback Award.

Davey O'Brien Award Watch List - Nation's Best Quarterback

Year
Player
School
Jr
Jeff Driskel
Florida
Sr
Nick Marshall
Auburn
Sr
Hutson Mason
Georgia
Jr
Dak Prescott
Mississippi State
Sr
Bo Wallace
Ole Miss

Eleven Southeastern Conference football players have been named to the Preseason Watch List for the Doak Walker Award, the PwC SMU Athletic Forum announced. The Doak Walker Award recognizes the nation's top college running back.

Doak Walker Award - Outstanding Running Back

Year
Player
School
Jr
Tra Carson
Texas A&M
So
Alex Collins
Arkansas
Jr
Mike Davis
South Carolina
Jr
Todd Gurley
Georgia
So
Derrick Henry
Alabama
Sr
Terrence Magee
LSU
Jr
Josh Robinson
Mississippi State
So
Kelvin Taylor
Florida
Jr
Jonathan Williams
Arkansas
Jr
Trey Williams
Texas A&M
Jr
T.J. Yeldon
Alabama

Walter Camp Award - Nation's Most Outstanding Player

Year
Player,Position
School
Jr
Landon Collins, DB
Alabama
Jr
Amari Cooper, WR
Alabama
Jr
Mike Davis, RB
South Carolina
Jr
Todd Gurley, RB
Georgia
So
Vernon Hargreaves, DB
Florida
Sr
Nick Marshall, QB
Auburn
Sr
Cody Prewitt, DB
Ole Miss
Sr
Ramik Wilson, LB
Georgia
Jr
T.J. Yeldon, RB
Alabama